Golf Course Turf Manager Salary Expectations

The chart below shows the average annual base salaries of Golf Course Superintendents based on their level of education. You'll see that the average base salary for 2-year certificate holders is close to the average base salary for those who have earned 4-year degrees.

Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
2015 Compensation and Benefits Report

High School
Some College
1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Associates
Bachelors
$64,227
$71,363
$73,552
$87,263
$83,482
$88,759

According to the 2015 Compensation and Benefits report by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Golf Course Superintendents with a 2-Year Certificate are among the top earners nationwide.
*Data includes both class A and certified superintendents.

Overall, the average base salary for a Superintendent in America is $85,204.